“Justice waits, and is used to waiting; and right wins the everlasting victory”.
Mary Baker Eddy
Johnson and Robb were just teenagers when they were catapulted to the White House after JFK’s death, and remember well their father’s mission to end racial segregation in America. The sisters also suggested that they believe their father would support the spirit of what many advocates have embraced as the civil rights issue of this century: gay marriage.
“I think my father felt very strongly that when there was bigotry anywhere, prejudice anywhere, all of us lose out,” Johnson said. “Because it’s just one more expression of hate.”
Video – LBJ signs Civil Rights Act of 1964
‘This decision is a game changer’: 1964 Civil Rights Act is used to protect LGBT employees from workplace discrimination for the first time in historic court ruling
- Chicago’s 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals made historic ruling on Tuesday
- Ruled that LGBT employees are protected from workplace discrimination by 1964 Civil Rights Act
- The first-time decision comes three weeks after Atlanta court ruled the opposite
- Will likely set up a Supreme Court battle over scope of the 1964 law
LGBT employees are protected from workplace discrimination by the 1964 Civil Rights Act, a federal appeals court ruled for the first time Tuesday.
The 8-to-3 decision by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago comes just three weeks after a three-judge panel in Atlanta ruled the opposite.
The Chicago ruling came on the anniversary of the assassination of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, whose marches against racism prompted Congress to pass the landmark civil law.
A GOP-majority House and Senate make it unlikely the current Congress will amend the Civil Rights Act, likely leaving it for the Supreme Court to decide.
For the first time, a court used the 1964 Civil Rights Act to rule that LGBT employees are protected from workplace discrimination. Pictured: Martin Luther King, whose marches against racism prompted Congress to pass the landmark civil law.